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Flight International 29 June-5 July: Civil Simulators Special

This week Flightglobal publication Flight International in its cover article has a special report on civil flight simulators. Our writers experience NASA’s mobile operations station, go Down Under to consider SimJet’s range of trainers, visit an FAA-approved spaceflight centre in Philadelphia, “fly” an A330 and describes CAE’s CIASTA simulation technology.On the cover is CAE’s photo […]

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Image of the Week: Typhoon F2 in HDR

This week’s Image of the Week (featured on page 5 of Flight International), is taken by AirSpace user andychittock. His photo depicts a Typhoon F2 taken in Wales in the “mac loop”, an area he says the RAF and USAF uses for low flying. Because the area is open to the public “you can sit on […]

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Image of the Week: Forces Rapelling from Bell 212

This week’s Image of the Week (featured on page 3 of Flight International), is taken by AirSpace user Eagle, otherwise known as Gilles Diotte. His photo depicts Canadian military forces rapelling from a Bell 212 helicopter during a training exercise at Montreal. You can see more shots from the exercise here.Gilles writes: The helicopter repelling […]

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BA All-Business A318

British Airwaysis considering expansion of its all-business London City flights toother destinations in the eastern USA, following the opening of NewYork services last September. Chief executive Willie Walsh says the airline had received plenty offeedback suggesting other destinations – among them Washington andBoston – and says that BA is looking at their potential. Continue reading… […]

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Sangyong Chong, A320 instructor with Vietnam Airlines

Sangyong Chong is an A320 instructor with Vietnam Airlines,on contract with Rishworth Aviation. Originally from South Korea, hetrained in Florida and later Toulouse before moving to Vietnam with hisfamily in 2006 What got you interested in aviation? My lifelong wish was to fly. From childhood I loved to see and readabout aircraft. When I was […]

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A330 freighter undergoes cold-weather tests in Canada

Airbus undertook cold-weather testing of its A330-200 Freighter in northern Canada in January, ahead of hot-weather trials in the Asia-Pacific region. The Pratt & Whitney PW4000-powered flight-test aircraft (MSN1004) was flown to Iqaluit on 23 January and subjected to temperatures down to -30°C (-22°F). Continue reading… (Photo: Chris Windeyer/Airbus)

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Flight International 2-8 Feb: Tornado Force Over Afghanistan

This week Flightglobal publication Flight International features honing the Tornado for Afghanistan: how the UK Royal Air Force’s 31 sqn battle to win over local hearts and minds as it adapted its strategy in the fight against the Taliban.Also featured are: Bahrain Air Show wrap-up: the news from the inaugural show at the island nation […]

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British Antarctic Survey Dash 7

The British Antarctic Surveyhas been awarded the International Standard for Business AircraftOperations (IS-BAO) registration, after a rigorous assessment by theInternational Business AviationCouncil. BAS says the accreditation was given in recognition of itssafe working practices and procedures in the Antarctic’s extremeenvironment. The organisation’s four de Havilland Twin Otters (DHC6-300 series) and the de Havilland Dash 7 […]

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Pilatus PC-9 maiden flight 25 years ago

Picture credit: Katsuhiko Tokunaga/Pilatus Aircraft Pilatus PC-9 performed its maiden flight on this day 25 years ago. Here’s how Flight reported the event and see also a general arrangement diagram in the feature.  

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Civil Simulators Special: EC225 simulator

HeliSim and Eurocopter officially inaugurated the world’s first EC225 full-flight simulator (FFS) in October at Eurocopter’s base at Marignane in France. Continue reading… Read more about civil simulators in our special report

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